can you create RSS feed of deepzoom images ?

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Can you create an RSS list with references to DeepZoom content ?
This way, I would like to share my deepzoom collection with people
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Dieter De Cooman

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Hey Dieter,

Sorry for the delay, but the answer is yes, you can! Each <item> in the feed should include:


  • An <enclosure> referencing the .dzc/.dzi/.xml of the image or collection. The MIME type of this enclosure must be "text/xml".

  • An optional <enclosure> referencing a thumbnail for this image or collection. The MIME type of this enclosure must be "image/jpeg" or "image/png". This thumbnail should be at least 64x64 and is ideally no bigger than 128x128.

  • A <guid> with some unique value. This can be an actual GUID (e.g. generated through guidgenerator.com), or it can simply be the URL of the image or collection.


Here is an example feed:


&lt;?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot;?&gt;
&lt;rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;&gt;
&lt;channel&gt;

&lt;title&gt;My Seadragon RSS&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;link&gt;http&#058;//example&#046;com/&lt;/link&gt;
&lt;description&gt;Some cool Seadragon content.&lt;/description&gt;
&lt;language&gt;en-us&lt;/language&gt;

&lt;item&gt;
&lt;category&gt;Photos&lt;/category&gt;
<strong>&lt;guid&gt;5178b7d9-852b-4373-86db-fcd242aaebda&lt;/guid&gt;</strong>
&lt;title&gt;My Picture Set&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;author&gt;johnsmith&#064;example&#046;com (John Smith)&lt;/author&gt;

<strong>&lt;enclosure type=&quot;text/xml&quot; length=&quot;0&quot;
url=&quot;http&#058;//example&#046;com/mycollection.xml&quot; /&gt;</strong>
<strong>&lt;enclosure type=&quot;image/jpeg&quot; length=&quot;0&quot;
url=&quot;http&#058;//example&#046;com/mycollection.jpg&quot; /&gt;</strong>
&lt;/item&gt;

&lt;/channel&gt;
&lt;/rss&gt;
&nbsp;

Hope this helps, and let us know if you try this!